The Fortifiber Building Systems Group recently announced new milestones in its commitment to environmentally sustainable practices through both its ForeSight Green Building Program and refinements to its manufacturing operations.
From 2008 to 2012, the manufacturer reduced natural gas usage by 26 percent and electrical usage by 30% per square foot produced.
In 2013, the company cut waste output by 265 tons, with over 65 tons of paper going to local recyclers. “Fortifiber's environmental commitment goes beyond our product line to how we do business every day,” said Chris Yount, Fortifiber president. “We have strategically located our plants and distribution facilities to be no further than 500 miles from 60 % of housing starts in the United States. This affords the opportunity to cut carbon emissions from transportation, while speeding our delivery times.”
Fortifiber is no newcomer to sustainable environmental practices. In 1996, the company launched is ForeSight Green Building Program, which helps designers, architects and builders make informed decisions in selecting building products. The focus of Fortifiber's products is to protect the building from the damage that moisture can cause while increasing energy efficiency.